Monday, June 4, 2012

Wooden Crate Wall Cubbies

The day started with a thrift store find...
9 raw wood crates, 1/2 price day! $2.00 each


Great boxes, I couldn't leave them there...
I thought planters, storage, tool totes, cubbies...


CUBBIES !!!
WALL SHELF !!!
OFFICE !!!

I filled up a spray bottle with a vinegar/steel wool solution.
I wanted an aged look.

Caution: 
If you try this spray-on idea make sure to run your solution through a coffee filter or the little pieces of steel wool will clog the spray bottle...


They started changing color right away...


When they were dry I screwed them together. 
I tried a variety of patterns but in the end I liked a nice symmetrical rectangle.


I added rusty hinges and a number for decoration...


I added brackets to the bottom so I could hang it 
from the wall above my desk in the office...



It ended up to be the perfect size for over my desk.
Big enough to hold dishes, pails, and tins for organizers.



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26 comments:

  1. Wow! What a bargain and I love how you used them. Looks fantastic.

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  2. They are fantastical! A perfect fit and they give you so much organized storage. Loveit.

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  3. I LOVE that! And what a deal on those crates!

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  4. Oh, this is an idea that's going to be pinned all over for sure ;-) Love it! Love the hinges!

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  5. Such a lucky find! They look great above your desk, which is really cute as well. :-)

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  6. LOVE WHAT YOU DID WITH THE SHELVES, GREAT IMAGINATION, I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE THEM IF THATS OK WITH YOU, JUST LET ME KNOW.
    LAUREN

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  7. This looks awesome! I've seen those at the craft store. I'm in need of some storage in my room. Thanks for the great idea!

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  8. So smart! You always finds the best stuff!

    Jeanine

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  9. I knew as soon as I saw the raw product I was going to love what ever you did. And I do.

    Bliss

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  10. Fabulous idea! I've got a whole box of mini crates in the garage, I think I am going to need to give this a try with some of them!

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  11. wow,,great deal. love how you turned them into a shelf.

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  12. LOVE it! You found a great deal and what you did with them looks amazing!

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  13. Sooo cool...love the added metal hardware etc!! Laurel

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  14. Wow, that is really cool. What a find and such a great transformation!

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  15. That is fabulous! Great idea - I would love to create something similar!
    I would love if you came by to link this up to my party happening NOW! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  16. this is sooo cool! it came out fantastic!

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  17. i'm a member over at junkmarket style, and i saw your wall cubbies there, so decided to pay you a visit! i'm going to put you on my blogroll so i can keep up with what else you're up to! i blog about repurposing and upcycling as well, so it's like meeting a kindred spirit! you can visit me sometime too, if you want @ lifewithrepurpose.blogspot.com
    take care!
    debra

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  18. I must have been mia when you posted this - AWESOMELY FABULOUS JOB!!!!! I can't express how much I adore this. Fantastic!

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  19. Those turned out great! I'm looking for ideas for shelves for my son's room...will have to remember these!

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  20. Way cool idea!! Those are the cutest coolest crates ever! Love the hinge addition. :)

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  21. Hi Susan! I love, love, love your crates - very well done! I've got this linked to my DIY crates projects post too today!

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